Do not expect to see the live-action version of “Cowboy Bebop” anytime soon.
Production on the Netflix series will be halted for seven to nine months, according to Deadline. The cause of the production-freeze is a freak injury suffered by lead star John Cho.
The publication’s sources say it was a freak accident that occurred during a routine and well-rehearsed scene. Cho, 47, has been flown from the show’s set in New Zealand to Los Angeles to undergo surgery. He will also require extensive rehabilitation.
Netflix currently does not have a scheduled date to resume shooting. All that will depend on how well Cho’s rehab goes.
“Cowboy Bebop” is based on the sensational late ’90s Japanese anime series. It was one of the early anime shows to make a significant splash in North America.
The live-action series was only a few episodes deep into its 10-episode order when Cho suffered his injury.